Where do you work?
What kind of communicator are you?
I run Dragonfly, an agency that provides copywriting and editing to range of B2B customers. We write external and internal communications, as well "thought leadership" pieces like white papers, reports, and blogs.
Why are you a part of IABC?
When I started Dragonfly in 2005, the first and most important contacts I made were through IABC. I served on the IABC Dayton board and met some amazing women, including Mary Bogan and Amy Miller, who do a ton of work for our IABC Heritage Region. I've been a part of IABC ever since.
One of your top 5 proudest career moments:
Traveling to Saudi Arabia to work on site with a client, helping them develop their communications plan. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity -- terrifying, humbling, amazing, and inspiring, all at once.
If you weren't a communicator, what would you do?
Professional tennis player, of course!
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I am not a night owl. I crash by 9:00 pm every night and read for at least an hour before I fall asleep.
Any suggestions on great communication resources (besides IABC, of course)?
I really like the how-to guides published by Harvard Business Review. My top three are the HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations, and HBR Guide to Building Your Business Case.